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“Can you please post a question about kids grinding their teeth! My three year old is constantly grinding them no matter what she is doing. Sitting on my knee and it sounds yuk. I know they are just milk teeth but it still can’t be good. Any ideas on why she does it or what I can do to get her to stop”

Posted by Bec, 19/5/2013

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  • Yes, it’s hard. I catch my boy doing it too. I just try to bring his attention to it.


  • I grind mine at night without knowing it and had to get a guard – I hope you found some answers


  • i am not sure. you could ask her to stop and try to explain why or distract her


  • Just tell her to stop whenever you see it. Its a habit and she needs to break it.


  • you can get a guard from the dentist, it can wear your teeth down if they don’t stop or protect their teeth


  • Hope some of the suggestions have helped


  • A gentle reminder for her to stop when you hear it, she may not realise she’s doing it.


  • how is it going now?


  • Have you asked her why she is grinding her teeth – at three you don’t want this to develop into a habit.


  • And lucky with stopping the teeth grinding?


  • How is she now? Still grinding her teeth?


  • Did she end up stopping the teeth grinding?


  • It is a new experience having toothy pegs in their mouth, eventually it will stop.


  • I hope you found an answer


  • I hate the sound when kids grind their teeth. You could speak to the dentist.


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